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Is a Dog Human?

Trying to treat a dog like a human is called “Anthropomorphism” the dictionary states that this means “Attributing human characteristics to things that are not human” . Your pet is not a small hairy person, he is of another species known as a... read more

Moving to Spain with your pets

Moving to Spain with your pets Even before you move to Spain, it’s advisable to start looking for Veterinary clinics in the area you are moving to. When you arrive in Spain take into consideration, and don’t be afraid to ask around neighbours and friends for... read more

David the Dogman retires due to ill health

David the Dogman retires due to ill health By admin • on November 20, 2008 • Filed under: Euesdens In The News COSTA DEL SOL dog legend, David the Dogman has retired after 50 years of pioneering work in the dog training industry. David, originally from Nottingham,... read more

New rules for pet travel 29 December 2014

New rules for pet travel On 29 December 2014 new pet passports will be required? What does this mean for my dog, cat or ferret? If your pet was given a passport before 29 December 2014, you do not need to get a new one. Your old one is valid.If your pet is given a pet... read more

He Won’t Come Back

One of the biggest complaints I get from owners is “As soon as I let my dog off his lead he won’t come back.” Then comes the angery shouting and many owner really give up, many are unable to understand why their dogs who followed them everywhere when... read more

Dog Died

Our 14-year-old dog Abbey died last month.   The day after she passed away my 4-year-old daughter Meredith was crying and talking about how much she missed Abbey.   She asked if we could write a letter to God so that when Abbey got to heaven, God would recognize... read more

Diabetic Alert Dog

Train your Dogto be a Diabetic Alert DogWith Nina Bondarenko Normally, a person can feel the warning signals of LOW BLOOD SUGAR (sweating, shaking, nausea, and confusion); however, some are unable to feel these symptoms and are thus unaware that their blood sugar is... read more

Divorce- Will Your Dog Come Off Worse?

Divorce is a sad fact of life. These human problems can cause stress to dogs. A dog is a social animal bonded to a family routine and a way of life, that relies on us for their mental, physical and emotional welfare. Dogs of course are frequently denied consideration... read more

Questions and Answers (2)

Question: My dog seems to be going deaf, he is 6 years old and just does not seem to hear. He certainly was not born deaf. Do dogs hearing get bad as they get older? Answer:I am afraid that most of our dogs hearing start to deteriorate from about 5 years of age. About... read more

Rescue Pets

Rescue DogsPet Companionship Can Be Healthy Benefit To People For years it has been medically documented that companion animals, like dogs, cats, rabbits and birds, help people live longer and healthier lives.Being responsible for caring for an animal often gives new... read more

Don’t dump your pet

Please don’t dump your pet Many people are leaving the coast due to the financial recession. More rent to pay, more for food and electricity. Everything has gone up including vet fees which now carry 18% IVA making that trip to the vet expensive. Most important what... read more

A Dogs last will and testement

A DOG’S LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT Before humans die, they write their last will and testament, give their home and all they have to those they leave behind. If, with my paws, I could do the same, this is what I’d ask…….. To a poor lonely stray... read more

Grooming Your Pet

Start grooming as early as possible. Check and handle the ears, eyes, teeth, and nails. All dogs need grooming, some more than others. Generally, the longer the hair the more frequently the grooming will be required. It is important that you introduce the brush and... read more

Taking on a rescue dog

Rescue DogsPet Companionship Can Be Healthy Benefit To People For years it has been medically documented that companion animals, like dogs, cats, rabbits and birds, help people live longer and healthier lives.Being responsible for caring for an animal often gives new... read more

Calm down dear Boy..Calm down

Calm down dear Boy..Calm down Michael Winner was a friend of mine so I am certain he will not mind me  stealing his wonderful catch phrase Calm down dear Boy..Calm down when dealing with a greedy eater.I am now writing about my Boy Boy (BB), For those that do not know... read more

Ten to No,s for your new puppy

People who are embarking on their first puppy rearing experience must realize that patience is vital to successful dog training. Babies and puppies have a lot in common. You can’t expect an infant child to learn everything overnight. Thus, you have to realize that... read more

Car sickness

The first thing to realise when dealing with car sickness is that in 95% of cases it is stress related and not motion related.  The most powerful memory imprint of any dogs brain is probably the car ride when it was taken away from all it ever new to be safe and... read more

First Aid for Dogs

First Aid for Dogs Although there are a lot of ways that you can help your injured or sick pet, it is important to remember that dogs are not humans. Many medicines that are safe for people can be very dangerous to our pets – a single ibuprofen tablet can easily... read more

Bobby

Bobby Have you heard of Bobby a Skye Terrier?When his owner John Grey died in February 1858 he was buried in Greyfriars Kirkyard. Bobby remained loyal to his owner, staying by his masters graveside and keeping vigil for 14 years. In 1867 a law was passed requiring all... read more

Lost your dog? Try this

After 12 days of searching, he had lost hope. But then he learned about this awesome tip and how this has reunited many lost dogs with their families. “On day 12 of searching for my dog in a heavily wooded area, distraught and hopeless, I ran into a couple of... read more

Natural Food for Dogs and Cats

I have discovered that when it comes to feeding dogs that many owners are blinded by myths and misconceptions. Many owners insist that their dogs are practically human and so should get along fine on the same food that the rest of the family is eating. The irony here,... read more

Pups bought on the Internet

Pups bought on the Internet More people are buying pups on line or through pet shops and sadly paying the price. Many puppies bought from these outlets which are often used by puppy farmers, require long term veterinary treatment or die before reaching six months.... read more

Dog Tips

Dog Tips If your dog gets badly hurt and injured you should rub firmly the very tip of his tail (the bone part), the rubbing will release endorphins which act like a morphine injection and will give your dog some relief of pain until you can get him to the vets or... read more

Behaviour problem

Behaviour problems A behaviour problem is really any behaviour shown by a dog that people find a problem! People obviously vary in how much they tolerate different behaviours in their dogs, so what some people regard as a ‘problem’, others can be quite... read more

Is the Rottweiler the right dog for

The Rottweiler is the current “fad” guard/macho dog of the moment. For four years running, it has been the second most-popular American Kennel Club registered breed. The Rottweiler is a large, powerful dog and along with ownership comes much... read more

DUCKS Bread is bad for DUCKS

The most common items fed to ducks and waterfowl are also the least nutritious and most unhealthy: bread, crackers, popcorn and similar bread-type products and scraps. Bread has little nutritional value and can harm ducklings’ growth, pollute waterways and attract... read more

Sand Flies (Leishmaniasis)

Sand Flies (Leishmaniasis)Your Pet Dog needs protection, otherwise it can be in serious danger Dogs that regularly travel abroad may be exposed to Leishmaniasis (also known as Kala-Azar) which is carried from dog-to-dog by a bite from a Sand Fly. The name ‘Sand... read more

Wendy Hilling to Canine Partners UK

Wendy Hilling to Canine Partners UKWendy HillingWho was born with no skin from the waist down.  She suffers terrible skin blisters.Her throat is smaller than a 5p piece  Wendy is partnered with a dog called Teddy. He can do over 200 tasks including dressing and... read more

Dangerous Dogs (Spanish Law)

Dangerous Dogs under Spanish Law It is important to point out that Royal Decree 287/2002 of March 22 which sets out the requirements to keep canine animals deemed to be potentially dangerous, thus complying with the norms contained in Act 50/1999. This page is... read more

Dog Bites by Val Bonney Australia

Val Bonney is a regular contributor to my Radio Shows. “WHO” OR “WHAT” IS RESPONSIBLE FOR DOG BITES”?. http://www.bonnies.com.au/ Who is responsible for the dog bites that are occurring? Is it the Dogs themselves? Is it the owners? Is it... read more

Why dogs bark

Who Needs a Man? If you want someone who will do anything to please you, get a dog. If you want someone who will bring you the newspaper without tearing through it first for the sports page, get a dog. If you want someone who’ll make a total fool of himself... read more

Group Hierachy

Group Hierachy I had a call for a gentleman that informed me he had put his Dobermann to  sleep due to illness, the dog was 12 years. Of course he was devastated. They have another four dogs. A few nights later they were in bed when they heard terrible fighting going... read more

Animal Shelters and Rescue

The two studies, conducted by Colorado State veterinary epidemiologist Dr. M.D. Salman and sponsored by the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy, reveal that moving and other lifestyle issues were the main reasons given by pet owners when surrendering... read more

Flea Prevention

Flea PreventionFleas are ugly, nasty parasites that are one of the most difficult critters to get rid of. Which is why, prevention – all year long, is necessary. Fleas are about ¼-inch long, are black/brown in colour, have no wings but do have long hind legs,... read more

Biting Puppies

Biting PuppiesNo matter how cute your new puppy may be, if he or she is chewing and biting on you, your family members and guests the puppy probably doesnt seem quite as cute. In fact, if the pups chewing and biting habits are not controlled, the puppy might actually... read more

Compare dog to Car

Ever thought about comparing a dog to a car?No I am not crazy. Get in car and put on your seat beltGo out with dog put on the leadPut the car in gear and drive at your speedWalk at your pace with your dogDrive fast in the carRun with your dogTraffic lights ahead at... read more

Shall I get a dog or a bitch?

Shall I get a dog or a bitch?     Whether to get a male or female dog is one of those questions that owners can agonize over. The situation can also be complicated by the number of dogs you own, as the wrong mix, or balance of sexes, can sometimes lead to a higher... read more

Reward vs Clicker Training

Reward vs Clicker Training Everyone who owns a dog wants it to be well behaved. But dogs don’t come to us knowing what ‘well behaved’ means in the human world. Therefore, it is up to us to teach them.But how do we train a dog to do what we want it to... read more

Tricks

Dog Tricks Teaching your dog tricks is every dog owner’s dream, but you must start with basic obedience. Your dog should know the basic commands (sit, down, heel, stand, and come) before you attempt any type of trick training. Once you have these mastered, you... read more

Pooing in the House

Pooing in the House Dogs do everything in their lives by scent. In fact dogs do not use their eyes like humans, but that is a another subject.If your dog can smell poo odor in the house that means this is the place to poo. Your email indicates he can smell poo on the... read more

Worms & Symptoms

Worms & SymptomsAs a caring pet owner, you’ll know that worms come with the territory, so worming your pet is important. But why should you worm your pet regularly when they seem healthy? Well, even without showing obvious symptoms, a pet without an... read more

Choosing Food

Choosing the best food for our canine companion is one of the most difficult things to do. There are so many brands with so many claims: ‘balanced nutrition’; ‘high in protein’; ‘all natural’; and ‘fortified with vitamins and... read more

Group or Private Training

Group or Private TrainingOnce you have chosen your method of training, you then have to decide if you want to attend group classes or if you want to train your dog in private. I recommend group classes to enable your pet to socialize with other people and dogs. Group... read more

Dog Hair

Dog Hair The National Institute of Health has announced the discovery of a potentially dangerous substance in the hair of dogs. This substance, called “amobacter caninii” has been linked with the following symptoms in females: Reluctance to cook, clean or... read more

ALL DOGS CAN BITE

ALL DOGS CAN BITE Personally I believe that all dogs can bite  but they do not really want to! Here are 10 top tips to prevent a dog biting you, or anyone else for that matter! 1.Read the dog body signals Licking, yawning, shaking as if wet. A dog will do these things... read more

Rescue Dogs (TIPS)

Tips for Rescue Dogs Dog’s lives evolve around odor; I always recommend bathing a rescue pet as soon as possible. By doing this you wash away the old identity and allow the dog to get his new identity. Most dogs will roll in the ground to get the identity back.... read more

Communication

Communication How we speak to our dogs is just as important as what we tell them, especially when we are training them. There are three main ways to verbally communicate with your dog. A command verbal a correction and praise. When commanding the dog to perform an... read more

Daniel O’Driscoll – Laughter Dog

Daniel O’Driscoll – Laughter Dog        During October, my friend Daniel died.  I absolutely hate death.  It’s the one thing in this world that we are ultimately powerless to defeat.  Death is the ultimate slap in the face; a reminder that we are not God,... read more

How to play with your dog

Dogs are social animals and one of the ways they build and learn about relationships and communication is through play. Playing with your dog regularly will teach you about your dog’s personality and strengthen the bond between you. By preventing boredom,... read more

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